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Posts Tagged ‘Eric Wayne’

Pro Wrestler Proposes to Girlfriend in Unique Way Following Main Event Match

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 20, 2017

MWR Editor’s Note: I have had the pleasure of covering a few matches of Eric Wayne throughout the years. The first, I believe was with Pro Wrestling Epic and the latest was at High Risk Wrestling.

Wayne is a true professional that is always fun to work with. In the ring he is one of the best, and if he is half the husband that he is a wrestler then his future wife Mallorie Bradley has hit the jackpot.

Congrats to both Eric and Mallorie from the MWR family and we wish you happiness forever in this union.

CHERRY VALLEY, Ark. – Professional wrestling fans in Cherry Valley, Ark., got a little bonus post-match memory as Ringside Championship Wrestling (RCW) Superstar Eric Wayne proposed to girlfriend Mallorie Bradley at the conclusion of the evening’s main event.

Wayne had just lost his match against Memphis Wrestling legend “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert when the two were in process of ending a 3-decade long rivalry by shaking hands. RCW Promoter Brian Thompson entered the ring and scolded Wayne for the defeat, claiming that the third generation wrestler was booked to be more vicious and to end Gilbert, not just the feud. With Bradley in the ring, Thompson made derogatory remarks about her relationship with Wayne which infuriated him. Wayne backed Thompson into a corner and the promoter begged off.

As Wayne and Gilbert made amends, Thompson reached into his pocket for what appeared to be a foreign object and turned Wayne around. Thompson’s punch was blocked and Wayne bent the promoter’s arm to obtain the believed-to-be weapon. After securing the object, Wayne turned around, took a knee and used it – an engagement ring – to make the proposal. Of course, Bradley said “Yes!”

A Facebook video of the proposal has been seen by more than 5,000 viewers and now the video of the incident is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/1lCPSeeKrvI

Other results from the show included the following:

Danny Dollar defeated Van “The Man” VanHorn

Jeremy Moore defeated Gary “Roosevelt” Gram to retain the RCW Cherry Valley Invitational Tournament Championship

Nikki Lane defeated Brian Thompson in an impromptu inter-gender match after a distraction from Miss Pookie

Austin Lane defeated Lee Michaels

For more information on RCW, visit http://www.RCWRingside.com or like the company’s Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/RCWRingside.

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“Tragedy and Triumph: An Inside Perspective on AAPW Main Event,”

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 1, 2012

By Adam Testa

The call came at 11 a.m. Saturday.

We had already been at work for three hours transforming the Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Warehouse in Marion, Ill., into the All American Pro Wrestling Arena.

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Russ - Charles Russell Testa RIP 1920-2012.

I was out picking up supplies from the store when my phone rang. I didn’t need to look further than my caller ID to know what the call was about. My 91-year-old grandfather had just passed away, days after suffering a major stroke.

The call wasn’t unexpected, but I had hoped it wouldn’t come Saturday. That night, AAPW was set to host the biggest event in company history, complete with guest stars PAC, El Generico, Colt Cabana and Matt Cross, who was making a surprise appearance.

Being halfway across the country from where my parents and grandfather live, I didn’t have many options. And, as they say, the show must go on.

I headed back to the arena, where I returned to work with my friends and colleagues on preparing for the show. I knew that’s where my grandpa would want me to be, and I officially dedicated the night to him.

As the day went on, we finished setting up the arena and talent arrived. When the Cabana caravan arrived, I admittedly didn’t know what to expect. For four guys with the recognition and status of those individuals, they could have easily come in, done their thing, got paid and left.

What we saw was the complete opposite. Each of our guests proved to be among the most down-to-earth and humble men I’ve met. From talking to everyone backstage to PAC showing a local talent stretching techniques in the ring, they went out of their way to acclimate themselves to the AAPW atmosphere.

With all the talent in the building, the time came to open the doors to fans. Pre-sales for tickets had been great, but we still didn’t know what to expect. One thing is for certain: We didn’t expect the record-breaking attendance of 405 that awaited outside the door.

With a crowd more than tripling average attendance at our television tapings, the stage was set for an outstanding night. Everyone knew the bar had been raised, and they’d have to step up to the challenge.

From the first of nine matches, pitting year-long rivals Heath Hatton and “Golden Boy” Greg Anthony against each other, to the final bout, a no-disqualification title match between AAPW Heavyweight Champion Edmund “Livewire” McGuire and “Old School Warrior” Ax Allwardt, each and every match brought something different and special to the show.

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WWE’S Tough Enough Matt Cross was impressive during his AAPW debut but would come up short against Pokerface. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Our four guests gave it their all, too. PAC and El Generico put on a match rivaling any they’ve had in the past; Cabana meshed extremely well with third-generation star “3G” Eric Wayne; and Cross made a nice surprise answering the undefeated Pokerface’s open challenge.

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PAC and EL Generico lived up to the hype as they had a match that left the fans in awe. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Many of the fans in attendance that night didn’t know exactly who these guys were before the show, but by the time the closing bell rang, they had been exposed to an entirely new side of professional wrestling.

Following the PAC-Generico match, as the show headed into intermission, I walked to the commentary table where I was immediately greeted by Chris Hagstrom – AAPW promoter, color commentator and one of my closest friend – and we embraced in a hug. The only words I could mutter were “Thank you,” and he replied, “This is for you know who.” That is a moment I will never forget.

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Christ Hagstrom, the AAPW fan that won FREE tickets for a year, Adam Testa and AAPW Star Justice pose after the show. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

That night – Jan. 14, 2012 – proved to be something special. AAPW started five years ago to help raise money for a young girl burned in a fire. In the time since, it’s become a staple of life in Southern Illinois.

“AAPW Main Event” took things to the next level. 2012 looks to be a breakout year for the promotion, as we continue our television show, entering our second season, and expand even more.

Our guest stars all complimented us on our production, professionalism and other values, which meant the world to all of us in the front office. They all – even Japan-based PAC – expressed interest in returning.

But we’d like to think they aren’t alone.

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AAPW Champion Edmund McGuire survived Ax Allwardt but he will be enemy number one in 2012, as wrestlers around the Midwest will want to have the prestige of being the AAPW Champion on WSIL3 TV. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

We hope that each of the 405 fans in attendance all left pleased, impressed, entertained and desiring to return. But for me, personally, I hope most of all that my grandfather was watching from above, proud of even the smallest role I played in making that show a reality. This show was for him.

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On Jan. 14, 2012, the landscape of AAPW changed. This two-disc set allows the events of that night to live on forever.

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AAPW Main Event DVD (Two-Disc Set)

NOW IN STOCK

Relive the memories of the biggest night in All American Pro Wrestling history with the “Main Event” DVD. That night, more than 405 fans packed into the arena to see a show unlike anything ever presented in Southern Illinois. Matches on the show include:

– AAPW Heavyweight Champion Edmund “Livewire” McGuire vs. “Old School Warrior” Ax Allwardt

– Play-by-Play Announcer Kevin Hunsperger vs. “The Masterpiece” Mike Masters

– “Boom Boom” Colt Cabana vs. “3G” Eric Wayne

– Stacy O’Brien vs. Rebecca Raze

– PAC vs. El Generico

– The Money Makin’ Jam Boys vs. Roscoe Dwayne Harris of The Convoy and Bull Bronson

– Jay Spade vs. Justice vs. “Farmer” Billy Hills vs. Bull Broson vs. “Playboy” Paul Rose

– “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross vs. Pokerface

– Heath Hatton vs. “Golden Boy” Greg Anthony

On Jan. 14, 2012, the landscape of AAPW changed. This two-disc set allows the events of that night to live on forever.

Price: $15.00

To see the online store, click the link in the menu bar or click here.

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All American Pro Wrestling photo recap from West Frankfort, IL

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 1, 2011

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El Magnifico d. Greg Anthony

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Edmund McGuire finds out that Eric Wayne stands in his way to become the #1 contender for the AAPW title.

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MWR debut of Pokerface.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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MWR Debut of Seth Knight.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Pokerface d. Seth Knight

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MWR debut of the The Convoy on the right, Christian Rose and Playboy Paul Rose on your left (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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The Convoy d. Christian Rose & Playboy Paul Rose

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Carnage d. Heath Hatton

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Edmund “Livewire” McGuire d. Eric Wayne

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AAPW Fan Nowel Hickam receives a FREE AAPW T-shirt and a MWR Shirt from #1 Contender Edmund “Livewire” McGuire

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 21, 2011

It pays to sit up front just as this AAPW young fan Nowell Hickam from Murphysboro did in West Frankfort Illinois. First All American Pro Wrestling gave away a free AAPW T-shirt to the loudest fan during intermission. I caught up with him and his mom to let him know I would do my best to get his picture taken with his favorite AAPW Superstar….His picks El Magnifico.

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Then in the main event between fan favorite Edmund “Livewire” McGuire and Eric Wayne for the number one contender for the AAPW belt currently held by The Serial Thriller Shane Rich, he caught the MWR Shirt worn by McGuire as he entered the ring.

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Just goes to show, come early and get a great seat, be loud and you never know what may happen.

Look for a full recap of this show at MWR.

AAPW returns March 5 and April 16th to West Frankfort Illinois

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Pro Wrestling Epic Photo Video from the 2010 Balloon Festival in Lincoln Illinois August 28th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 21, 2010

Brandon Graves fought Simply Jon Divosi to a no contest
PWE Tag Champs Dead Sexy pinned Brandon Espinosa & Ace Hawkins
Austin Lane pinned Eric Wayne
Knight Wagner pinned Jason Vendetta
Evan Money pinned Eric Allen
Bloody Harker Dirge pinned Mephisto
PWE US Champ Blake Steel pinned Jimmy Karryt
Mississippi Madman beat The Future Donovan Ruddick with Mr Late Nite by DQ to win the PWE Heavyweight title

For all your PWE News click here.

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